First Minister Peter Robinson and the Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams from opposing perspectives are warning of the possible breakdown of the Northern(...)

Artist Stuart Cannell has alleged censorship following the council decision

Omagh District Council has defended putting an “information notice” outside an art exhibition which features a picture of First Minister Peter Robinso(...)

Sinn Féin has confirmed that a former senior Stormont special advisor who was taking an alleged discrimination action against the party has now settled the case on “amicable” and “confidential” terms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has confirmed that a former senior Stormont special advisor who was taking an alleged discrimination action against the party has now settle(...)

DUP Minister for Finance Simon Hamilton:  claims Sinn Féin “are living on another planet economically and fiscally”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PA

On British government welfare reform Simon Hamilton, the DUP Minister of Finance, says he has one message for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin, “It’s a good (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said yesterday that  the political process “is in trouble” and  faces “its greatest challenge since the Good Friday agreement negotiations in 1998”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin and the DUP are again at loggerheads after Gerry Adams yesterday warned that the powersharing Stormont administration is facing its most “s(...)

The Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned the power sharing Stormont administration is facing its most “serious threat” in recent years. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has warned the power sharing Stormont administration is facing its most “serious threat” in recent years.Mr Adams in w(...)

This dispute has been running since last year after First Minister Peter Robinson withdrew his support for the centre. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

The continuing tensions between the DUP and Sinn Féin have resulted in the Ulster Aviation Society being forced to cancel a two-day event scheduled(...)

British home secretary Theresa May has faced calls from politicians and lobbyists to include Kincora in the child abuse inquiry established following revelations about serial sex offenders such as Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA

The Official Secrets Act should be suspended to allow former intelligence officers to give evidence about alleged cover-ups during the child abuse inq(...)

Minester for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White. Photo: Alex Betson .

A mining company was accused of “an act of aggression” at an emergency meeting of Leitrim County Council yesterday.Tamboran Resources recently moved (...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan with Northern Ireland Secretary of State  Theresa Villiers at Stormont House in  Belfast. Photograph: PA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan wants all-party talks in Northern Ireland on issues such as flags, parading and the past to resume in Se(...)